5 August

Pick a Day


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1959 Singer/songwriter Pete Burns (of Dead Or Alive) is born in Port Sunlight, Bebington, Chesire, England.

1957 American Bandstand goes national when it airs for the first time on ABC. The show will run for five years on the Philadelphia TV station WFIL as Bandstand. Hosted by Dick Clark throughout its national run, the show remains on network TV until 1987. The first song the kids dance to this day is "That'll Be The Day" by Buddy Holly.

1953 Singer Samantha Sang is born Cheryl Lau Sang in Melbourne, Australia.

1947 Greg Leskiw (guitarist for The Guess Who) is born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

1947 Guitarist/vocalist Rick Derringer (of the Edgar Winter Group and The McCoys) is born in Fort Recovery, Ohio.

1943 Country music singer/songwriter Sammi Smith is born Jewel Faye Smith in Orange County, California.

1942 Rick Huxley (bassist for The Dave Clark Five) is born in Dartford, Kent, England.

1941 Jazz drummer/percussionist Airto Moreira (of Weather Report) is born in Itaiopolis, Brazil.

1940 Singer/actress Damita Jo is born in Austin, Texas. Had a minor hit with a cover of "If You Go Away."

1926 Jazz singer/pianist Jeri Southern is born Genevieve Hering in Royal, Nebraska. Known for the 1957 hit "Fire Down Below."

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The Runaways Form, Becoming The First All-Girl Hard Rock Band


The first all-female hard-rock band is formed when producer Kim Fowley puts together The Runaways, featuring Joan Jett, future Bangle Michael Steele, and Lita Ford.

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